Q: Car not starting due to alternator problem

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My car is not starting. I think it might be a problem with the alternator.

If the battery tests well, then it’s not likely that the alternator is what’s preventing your car from starting; there could be other factors at play here. I suggest having a certified mobile mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come out to the location of your Volvo to for a diagnostic inspection of your car’s no start issue, and recommend the best path to repair.

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